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Aug
30

We really have no idea what we are doing

Release to the atmosphere of carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost in the Arctic is identified as a positive feedback mechanism to climate warming. About half of the carbon pool in soils globally is held in frozen surficial permafrost in the Arctic (twice as much as in atmospheric CO2); the region is experiencing twice the global average of climate warming.

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Carbon release from collapsing coastal permafrost in Arctic Siberia
In this week's issue of Nature a study lead by Stockholm University, with collaborators from Russia, US, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Spain and Denmark, show that an ancient and large carbon pool held in …

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  1. Drew Sowersby says:

    Rephrase, "we know exactly what is happening, but on the whole, don't care to stop it" 

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